The white caddy build that will keep snowballing

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The white caddy build that will keep snowballing

Post by Stevie White Cad » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:38 am

How’s it going guys?!

So I’ve never really owned a VAG. My wife has had two golfs but I’ve always been a bmw owner ( don’t hate )

I have a rather large dog and a love of mountain biking that’s always seen me have a second car or van. After a little while I decided I’d buy something a little bit better looking than a old connect or an old Astra estate.

I found this for sale for a very reasonable price around 3 weeks ago. Image

Hideous ride height and even worse wheel trims.
These had to go!

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Golf R pertoria’s on abs lowered on H&R lowering kit but I just wasn’t happy with the arch gap with the h&r springs.
So the same night I ordered some stance+ and away we went.

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It sits so much better with these and my H&R are now sat waiting for someone to buy them ( Hint Hint )

So last week I started on taking the bulkhead out. After removing one of the plyboards to get the bulkhead out I noticed lots of dirt.
My OCD got the better of me and I ripped all the boards out to give it a good clean.
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Oddly satisfying but that was another little job ticked off.

Whilst I was at it I removed the Caddy and Tdi chrome letters from the rear door and added my godsons race sticker.
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She’s slowly getting there so I think in the next few weeks I’ll get started on the interior.


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Re: The white caddy build that will keep snowballing

Post by Pepsi » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:29 pm

Looking good already. Do you have a picture of what it looked like on the h&r springs. May be interested.

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Re: The white caddy build that will keep snowballing

Post by Stevie White Cad » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:17 pm

Thanks mate.

The second picture down was on the H&R.

I’m also running 18s

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Post by Stevie White Cad » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:31 am

So day I fitted my black badge ( extra 20bhp I reckon )

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Whilst I was at it I got the horrible 70mph limiter removed. Yes I know the speed limit is 70mph.

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Whilst he was at it I thought it would be rude not to remap it.
Now I wasn’t bothered about power in the van and it’s never going to blow my mind but what a difference very happy with it so far.


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Post by Stevie White Cad » Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:09 pm

Busy few days on the old caddy.

Out with those grubby old mats! Image

In with some nice clean touran carpets. Really straight forward job even for someone with limited capabilities like myself
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Next up was the seats. Having been ripped off on eBay on some nice q3 seats which the seller refused to send me because I got them too cheap I found some pristine mk5 GT seats only down the road from me so massive bonus.
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In they went…. Again a pretty straight forward job, however I did stupidly presume they would go on caddy bases. This did hold me up slightly but once the touran bases arrived it was a very easy install.
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Whilst the seats were out I thought it made sense to fit a touran armrest. Using the guide from this forum and using what limited skills I have I was struggling to make this fit. It just seemed so flimsy.
That was after I realised the armrest was literally a bare shell. Fortunately the seller was great and sent the remaining parts straight out. Once they arrived it didn’t take two minutes to fit.

Next up was a quick and easy mod.

Getting rid of those roof rails. Some people like them. I personally don’t so off they went.Image

Really happy with the progress until……Well if I was to tell you I have a 1.6tdi what would you say….yep!! Injector.

Again with my absolute limited ability I thought I’d have a go at it. How hard could it be. Image

Turns out getting the injector out can be a right Bast!
Any way after plenty of swearing she was freed and a new one put in its place l.Image

Next up will now be touran doorcards and insulation, sound deadening and carpetting the back.


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Re: The white caddy build that will keep snowballing

Post by TK2192 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:44 pm

Looking a good start, will keep an eye open for updates :D

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Re: The white caddy build that will keep snowballing

Post by Cuddlycaddy » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:03 am

Did you have to code the injector mate?


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Re: The white caddy build that will keep snowballing

Post by Stevie White Cad » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:58 pm

No coding needed cuddly


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